Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2010

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Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2010

SKU 67


Colour: Vibrant blood-red with a staining dark core. Nose: Complete. Initially difficult to separate aromatic components. Must be Bin 389! With aeration, an evocative barrel-ferment character separates above, prune/fig/dates/quince beneath, bridged by soy/hoisin sauce notes. A pronounced freshness is immediately apparent. Scents of char-grilled, Italian vegetables (zucchini, eggplant) fleetingly distract. Stylish, and regardless of whether either ee or oo are used, both breeding and brooding are apt descriptors! Palate: Full-bodied. A vinous web of cola, newly-tanned leather and dark-berried fruits. Minimal structural weave - little flavour space to fill, no gaps. Cabernet and Shiraz dovetail effortlessly. Vibrant, with a tangy freshness augmented by sculptured tannins, lively acidity, and respectful oak. Length, weight and texture sit well. Embellishment not required. Tasting is.
Category Red Wine
Region Australia, South Australia
Brand Penfolds
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
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Wine AdvocateDeep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz displays pure cassis and black cherry cordial aromas underlying notes of aniseed, violets, pepper and chocolate. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is voluptuous and wonderfully balanced between vibrant acid and a medium level of fine tannins. It finishes long and spicy and shows ageing potential. Drink it from 2014 to 2022+.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, February 2013